Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The Arab Human Development Reports (AHDR), published by UNDP since 2003, have contributed substantially to inform the regional and global debate showing that Arab countries can achieve a significant leap forward in development, reinforce stability and secure gains in a sustainable manner, if they prioritize adopting policies that ensure the well-being, productivity, self-determination and good citizenship of their population.
The 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals have, based on their integrated and multi-dimensional nature, the potential to help governments and other stakeholders in the region to identify policy bottlenecks and innovative solutions to overcome previous grievances and build a more sustainable future. Nevertheless, gaps in data availability and reliability necessitate concentrated efforts and partnerships to make Agenda 2030 a useful tool for advocacy and policymaking. Beyond official statistics and internationally agreed targets, there is a need to look at the specific challenges of the region, understand how people cope with unequal access to resources and in prolonged crisis, and how they devise solutions which are context-specific and can address the needs of those left behind.
The Arab Human Development Report and other related research, publications and analytical materials are aimed at informing the regional and international as well as national debate on development challenges and sustainable solutions in the Arab region. The proposed analysis and research will do so through innovative approaches linking the concept of citizenship as it emerges from world-wide relevant literature to the implementation of the 2030 agenda.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the general guidance of the Senior Strategic Advisor and Policy Specialist of the Regional Bureau for Arab States, the data visualization consultant will be responsible for developing up to 15 infographics for the aforementioned report and related materials. Additional ouputs may include smaller scale data visualizations to complement the infographics, design guidance on how to improve charts and tables, and adaptation of some of the infographics to PowerPoint presentations and other formats.
The consultant will be provided with the underlying data, readily compiled and analyzed, including survey data collected through mobile signal in 12 countries in the Arab region. He or she will be expected to propose innovative and creative ideas to present statistics on topics ranging from governance to migration trends. The key pre-requisite of the infographics will be to convey the messages emerging from the analysis in clear and effective ways to reach a non-specialist public. Thus, she/he will also play a proactive role in shaping the storylines that numbers will tell in support of our qualitative analysis. The data visualization consultant will accompany the development of the report, proposing infographics on different topics and data as the analysis proceeds, rather than once it is finalized.
Judgment/Decision-Making: Mature judgment and initiative.
Required Skills and Experience
Years of Experience: A minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience in statistical data visualization and infographic design if the applicant is in possession of a Secondary degree, 5 relevant work experience if the applicant is in possession of a Bachelor’s degree, and 3 years of relevant work experience if the applicant is in possession of a Master’s degree.
Language Requirements: Fluency in written and spoken English is required.